Yellowjackets' self released CD "Mint Jam" is a Live Recording, double CD containing eight new original Yellowjackets compositions, and updated arrangements of the Yellowjacket classics: "Run Fer Your Life," "Evening News," "Tortoise and the Hare," and "Statue of Liberty." Recorded live at "The Mint" in Los Angeles, Yellowjackets members feel this recording has captured the essence of a live Yellowjackets concert. Mint Jam was a 2003 Grammy Nominee for "Best Contemporary Jazz Album".
Tokyo based pop-shoegaze Shelling release their new 3rd Album on White Paddy Mountain. They built a sound of a beautifully destructive electric guitar that reminds me of my bloody valentine. Also, a beautiful melody emerges in roar like the sea of distortion. "shelling" is aya(vocal,guitar,compose) and shota(guitar). and their sounds is called “sherbet pop” in japan. and aya is known as fraqsea is hers solo project. Chihei Hatakeyama is in charge of mix and mastering. It should also be called noise wall of sound. He made a destructive, lyrical and delicate mix.